He got a lot more time than most activists and less tasing.
I believe the Nazi's were also working on UFO type things and a ridiculously huge tank.
I have a friend who had a nearly identical situation. When the cops arrived, he opened the door and had a discussion with the officers. After determining there was no substance to the neighbor's claim, the cops left without incident.
In a perfect world where police are on your side that's a lovely scenario. I think a more realistic scenario has you with a mouthful of carpet and a knee on your head and in your back after you've opened the door. They will always assume the worst about you and operate accordingly. Its much safer for them that way. Once you open the door you aren't saying anything as they rush in and subdue you first thing. You are after all the reason they are there and will be considered the bad guy until its all figured out. My experience with the police tells me that my scenario is much more realistic and not all that uncommon. Not to say your scenario couldn't happen. I do think the way you are treated has a lot to do with the affluence of the area you live in.
Wouldn't it have been easier to open the door and say,.. "We were having a loud argument, but as you can see, there is no violence here and no one has been harmed. We have a nosy neighbor who likes to call that cops on people he doesn't like. If he calls again, take it with a grain of salt."?
Great discussion. Here is a news story with the particulars. http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/05/16/cotati-mans-video-shows-police-barging-into-home-using-stun-gun/
Makes Jaws look like a goldfish.
Courtesy flush please!
Strangely beautiful sound.
If you need heat and vinegar, tabasco is your go to sauce. It's more an ingredient than a proper sauce.
Can't stand Tabasco, it's like spicy water. I prefer Tapatillo.
501(c)(4) is a status that non-profit social welfare organizations can apply for that exempts them from paying taxes, allows them to lobby without restriction, and allows them to take anonymous contributions. Raising money for political campaigns is not allowed for non-profits that work as 501(c)(4)s . There was concern that some of these groups with blatantly political names were funneling illegal corporate cash to politicians, hence the IRS investigations out of Cincinnati. The GOP claimed that only conservative groups were targeted, which ended up being false. Liberal groups were targeted as well. This story is a strategically smart move for the right wing media to play, because they can simultaneously smear the Obama campaign (which had absolutely nothing to do with this), intimidate the IRS from investigating illegal corporate campaign contributions in future elections, keep their base in a state of irrational fear and distract the public from the House quietly voting to take away overtime pay today.They even managed to get Jon Stewart to unwittingly help them out as a bonus. I love Jon Stewart, but he got played here. TL:DR: This story is manufactured bullshit, just like Benghazi and the AP email story.
have they given any reason WHY they were being targeted....and targeted for what? they were under scrutiny..but under scrutiny for what?
The current Republican 3 pronged media offensive is a perfect illustration of how effective this technique can be. Chomsky called it "Manufacturing Consent"
Fore, cats! Is two many for cats? Is to many four cats.
4 cats is too many. 4 cats is two many. 4 cats is two too many.
Political groups should not be allowed 501c4 tax exempt status. 501c4 is set aside for groups that promote social welfare.
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